Medical student

Here at Health & Help we believe anyone can help those in need and make the world a better place, even if you lack experience or don’t have a medical degree yet. We are happy to have medical students join our program and work under the guidance of experienced doctors. Medical students at Health & Help are not afraid to take on responsibility and can find the inner strength to help the sick and frail on a 24/7 basis.

Country: Guatemala , Nicaragua
Program duration: Program Length: 1 week-1 month
Participation fee / volunteer fee: 600 USD

Key benefits of the program:

  • gain new professional knowledge and skills
  • learn from experts from different countries
  • work with a diverse, international team
  • improve your foreign language skills
  • access to a large network of volunteers and professionals
  • immerse yourself in local culture
  • surf, trailrun, and enjoy other outdoor activities
  • make loads of new friends

We provide:

  • help with preparing for the trip
  • language lessons with a tutor
  • free lodging at the clinic
  • vegetarian meals
  • a certificate of participation in the volunteer program
  • letters of recommendation and gratitude to outstanding participants

Working conditions and responsibilities:

  • Strict compliance with project rules;
  • Work at the clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays, with a 1 hour lunch break, as well as being on duty in the evening and on weekends according to schedule. Be prepared to respond to emergencies on a 24/7 basis;
  • Help the doctors and nurses attend to patients;
  • Keep track of medical documents, reports, and statistics;
  • Provide education to the local community on proper health practices (with a doctor or by yourself);
  • Help to clean the clinic, shared spaces, and rooms;
  • Assist cooking meals and shopping for groceries, basic household items, and medication.

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older;
  • Required payment of a charitable donation of 600 USD (US dollars);
  • Spanish fluency at an A2 level or higher is highly encouraged (we provide Spanish tutoring in advance!). English level A2 is desirable;
  • Bring at least 15 kgs (33 lbs) of donation items in your personal luggage;
  • Able to drive a car with stick-shift is a plus;
  • Be willing to live and work far from large cities, with bad internet connectivity, at a small rural clinic with a diverse, international team;
  • Support the core values and mission of Health & Help.

To become a Health&Help volunteer is not easy but pretty awesome.
Apply now and your life will never be the same again.